Beauty Q&A: What Is a Makeup Spoolie Used For?

November 05, 2019
Deven Hopp
By: Deven Hopp | by L'Oréal
Beauty Q&A: What Is a Makeup Spoolie Used For?

What is a makeup spoolie? Chances are you’ve seen one, but you may not have known the technical term. If you haven’t, allow us to introduce you to your new favorite beauty tool. The spoolie brush is an often-overlooked eyebrow shaping tool that looks like a mascara wand (minus the mascara) with a tapered head and soft bristles.

How to Use a Spoolie

You can use a spoolie to brush your brows into place before you begin grooming or filling them in, or use it after you’ve filled in your brows to soften any harsh markings. A quick brush through with a spoolie will even out the color, making the finished style look likeyour natural brows. Once you begin using a spoolie in your daily makeup routine, you’ll be surprised by how something so simple becomes so essential. 

But combing your eyebrows isn’t the only use for a spoolie. This multipurpose tool can also be helpful in separating eyelashes and removing mascara clumps. 

Product Picks

We love when we can save space in our beauty regimen with multi-use products, so a good pencil with a built-in spoolie is our tool of choice. If you need recommendations, we like the Maybelline New York Ultra Slim Defining Eyebrow Pencil, NYX Professional Makeup Micro Brow Pencil and Lancôme Le Crayon Poudre.